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Jan 21, 2013 6:30am EST
question. dennis conrad. and he pointed to a manuscript letter that he had come across where in the margin it said print this, print this, print this. as to suggest exactly what the author of that letter wanted to be printed in the newspaper. >> i was just wondering since the topic of your collection came up how your collection of silence do-good letters is coming. do you have all the original -- >> no, those would be very desirable, but those are earlier and outside kind of my specialty or out of focus. >> oh. i thought they said as early as the 15th century. >> but those are not as in depth or not in the quantity that is the american revolution era. >> but you'd still buy them, right? >> oh, sure. >> does everyone know the silas dogood ones? do you want to reveal a secret? >> so, benjamin franklin, when he was of an apprentice in his brother's print shop here in boston just up the street apparently, you know, the relationship between the brothers wasn't strong, and the older brother didn't want benjamin to really have a role beyond his apprenticeship, and benjamin was a up and com
Jan 21, 2013 7:30pm EST
: president gutmann come at you right to chew in your co-author, dennis thompson as we observe the changing scene in american politics, we came to believe the general problem could be addressed by concentrating on a particular institution, the united states congress. why is that? >> guest: if you want to see the problem with the uncompromising mindset, look no further than the 112th congress in washington. gridlock, nothing gets past the least legislation in the last 50 years. why? everybody's campaigning all the time. there's very little by way of relationships across the aisle and we ran up to a break of the debt ceiling crisis in compromise was reached, retaining the half. we sat by focusing on the problem of congress whose popularity is at all-time lows. you can account for the 9% popularity by blood relatives and paid staffer. with that by on congress, we could diagnose the problem for how to overcome it. >> host: was one of those prescriptions? >> guest: one of those prescription is very simple, which is congressmen need to exercise leadership by putting aside the campaigning
Jan 21, 2013 1:00am EST
aide dennis social worker to build a life. >> host: where did you get your ph.d.? >> guest: columbia. 2001 then at cambridge in massachusetts by to do film work and then off to the races. >> host: this is your third book? what could we learn from dave chappelle? >> guest: the quintessential example of someone who had enough of a certain version of race. he was famous for saying things how complicated and messy race could be that was funny but poignant and he decided he would not do his show anymore even with $50 million there is a way he was using race that was backfiring to reinforce america's worst animus' we thought he could not distinguish between progressive comedy. >> host: are we paranoia about stereotypes? >> by aid definition we're both very sensitive eyes and a psychologist to say that only do we negotiate the when we operate in space it enhances performance but to reproduce or d construct this is where people mention that when they see us they think they have the short-handed version. to make sure what they see is not what they get. with that empowered notion especially if
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